Mental Health and Wellbeing Services


Support is here when you need it; just ask.

We know life as a student can be stressful. Our service exists to support you when you need it, and to help you get the most out of your time at University. We are based in the Student Life Centre (Southwark campus).

If you are experiencing personal, emotional or mental health difficulties that are impacting on your studies, we’re here for you. 

We provide a supportive and empathic space to discuss difficulties. We advise on what might help you feel better and work together with you to create a support plan.

We support students with a wide variety of difficulties, including but not limited to:
  • Stress and worry
  • Life stressors
  • Relationship difficulties (including difficulties with your friends, family, partner or children)
  • Unhappiness, low mood and loneliness
  • Existing mental health conditions (such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders and bipolar disorder)
  • Bereavement
  • Students who have been a victim of crime.
Find out how to get support.

Because each student is different, the support you’ll receive from us will be tailored to your individual needs.

Support might include:

  • Confidential and collaborative discussion with a Mental Health & Wellbeing Advisor
  • Developing a support plan with next steps
  • Self-help resources     
  • Referral to our counselling service, including online platform SilverCloud
  • Liaison with other university staff
  • Referral to other University support
  • Liaison with external support, such as GP or NHS mental health team
  • Signposting to relevant external agencies.
Find out what happens at an appointment.
We have appointments available Monday – Friday at our Southwark campus.

We are regularly at Havering campus and additionally offer phone appointments to all students.

Book in person at the Student Life Centre or phone 020 7815 6454.

Find out what happens at an appointment.
The Mental Health and Wellbeing team is made up of experienced Wellbeing Advisers:
  • Annie Jennings, Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager 
  • Mary Atito, Mental Health and Wellbeing Adviser
  • Eleanor Braganza, Mental Health and Wellbeing Adviser
  • Makeba Garraway, Mental Health and Wellbeing Adviser
  • Hayley Mullender, Mental Health and Wellbeing Adviser
  • Nicola Smith, Mental Health and Wellbeing Adviser
  • Rosie Holden, Head of Wellbeing
We have an institutional membership with the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) which seeks to share good practice and promote the interests of University students requiring our services.

Find out what to expect at your appointment.

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